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DISC SPOTLIGHT: ‘Good Ol’ Freda’

The story of Freda Kelly, office secretary for The Beatles.

Good Ol’ Freda DVD (PG)

Movie: 3 out of 4 stars

Disc: 3 and 1/2 out of 4 stars

In 1962 Freda Kelly took a job offered to her by Brian Epstein that made her the envy of millions of women the world over: office secretary for The Beatles. Rather than capitalize on it or let it go to her head, Freda retained a business-as-usual work ethic that lasted until the band’s break-up in 1970. This quaint but revealing documentary is an obvious must-own for every Beatles fan and is not the post-mortem cash-in you might expect. Freda is a class-act in every respect and her life after The Beatles provides the film with it’s’ most interesting and eye-opening reveals.

Technical specs: aspect ratio: Widescreen (1.78:1), audio: English (5.1 Dolby Digital), subtitles: English, French and Spanish.

Special features:

• Deleted scenes

• Two featurettes

• Filmmaker interview

• Photo gallery

• Commentaries

• Trailer

Magnolia, $26.98